Animaniacs Episode 73
Air date: 23 Sep. 1995
Season: 3
Variable verse: Wakko: Penny Laney...
Gag credit(s): Surlaw Eth T'nsaw Luap
Closing tag: Yakko I'm Yakko.
Wakko: I'm Wakko.
Dot: And I'm rabid.
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Every cartoon in this episode was animated by Wang Film Production

Theme song


Last line

Wakko: Penny Laney...


  • Even though Wakko sings "Penny Laney", they are actually recreating the Abbey Road album cover.

A Hard Day's Warners


Written by Gordon Bressack and Charles M. Howell IV
Directed by Audu Paden


In this practically scene-for-scene parody of the Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night (the opening scene), the Warners try to avoid their running and screaming fans (one of whom is Elmyra) at a Comic-Con-like convention. Pinky and the Brain make a cameo appearance at the end.


  • Throughout the whole cartoon, most of the fans that are the Warners are recolors of the fanboys would later appear in Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation. Even some of the background fans had the same color scheme as Elmyra.


Good Idea, Bad Idea

Good Idea
: Buying a pair of shoes on sale.

Bad Idea: Buying a parachute on sale.

Gimme a Break


Written by Sherri Stoner
Directed by Liz Holzman


Slappy really wants to get some rest and relaxation, but Skippy insists they go to the mega awesome movie that is being shot. Every time she tries to relax, she somehow ends up on the set of the movie.


  • Throughout the cartoon, Slappy ends up in parodies of Die Hard, Forrest Gump, Speed, Passenger 57, the "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode of The Twilight Zone and Jaws.
  • Also, she mentions Huey, Dewey, Louie and Daisy Duck who are owned by Disney.


[Skippy pulls Slappy who is holding onto the tree, accidentally revealing the Warners taking a bath in the background. Dot screams.]
Wakko: Uh-oh, I think I feel a bubble coming on.
Slappy: Go away.
Slappy: [seeing three Skippys] Well, if it isn't Huey, Dewey and Louie. I haven't seen you guys since Daisy Duck's bat mitzvah.

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Good Idea: Climbing a mountain.

Bad Idea: Climbing a mountain lion.


  • This is the final "Good Idea, Bad Idea" cartoon on Animaniacs.

Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation (406-671D)


Written by Peter Hastings
Directed by Audu Paden


In a not-so-subtle jab at the fanboys who post every single goof and piece of trivia about the show on the Internet (GUILTY!), the Warners advertise about a rehabilitation center for those people.


  • In the opening shot, the bedroom contains not only Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain merchandise, but also Tiny Toon Adventures merchandise.
  • Most of the Internet nerds' lines are taken verbatim from the Cultural References Guide for Animaniacs. Writer Peter Hastings asked Animaniacs fan site founder Keeper for a copy to use for the show.
  • The shot of the coffee mug rippling is a parody of the scene from Jurassic Park.


  • Some of the goofs are inaccurate. The TMS version of the Pinky and the Brain theme actually aired several times, not just once. Also, Brain writes 91210, not 90201.
    • (kinda makes you wonder if they did that on purpose so people like us could write that.)
  • The third "please" is spelled like "PLEESE", although it was probably misspelled for humor value.


Voice Actors: Character(s):
Rob Paulsen Yakko Warner, Pinky, Dr. Scratchansniff, Bruce Willis, Internet Nerd #1
Jess Harnell Wakko Warner, Elvis Presley, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Internet Nerd #3
Tress MacNeille Dot Warner, Hello Nurse, Sandra Bullock
Sherri Stoner Slappy Squirrel
Nathan Ruegger Skippy Squirrel
Frank Welker Ralph T. Guard, John Wilkes Booth
Maurice LaMarche The Brain, William Shatner, Reporter, Internet Nerd #2
Jeff Glen Bennett Captain, Baloney, Keanu Reeves, Tom Hanks, Steven Puttner
Tom Bodett Announcer

Gag Credits

This is Episode #73

Surlaw Eth T'nsaw Luap

Surlaw Eht Saw Okkay


  • The gag credit is "Paul Wasn't the Walrus: Yakko Was the Walrus" spelled backwards.


Yakko: I'm Yakko.

Wakko: I'm Wakko.

Dot: And I'm rabid.


  • This stinger is a redubbed version of the "I'm Yakko, I'm Wakko, and I'm cute" stinger.
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List of Animaniacs Episodes
Season 1
De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon; Yakko's World/Cookies for Einstein/Win Big; H.M.S. Yakko/Slappy Goes Walnuts/Yakko's Universe; Hooked on a Ceiling/Goodfeathers: The Beginning; Taming Of The Screwy; Temporary Insanity/Operation: Lollipop/What are We?; Piano Rag/When Rita Met Runt; The Big Candy Store/Bumbie's Mom; Wally Llama/Where Rodents Dare; King Yakko; No Pain, No Painting/Les Miseranimals; Garage Sale of the Century/West Side Pigeons; Hello Nice Warners/La Behemoth/Little Old Slappy from Pasadena; La La Law/Cat on a Hot Steel Beam; Space-Probed/Battle for the Planet; Chalkboard Bungle/Hurray for Slappy/The Great Wakkorotti: The Master and His Music; Roll Over, Beethoven/The Cat and the Fiddle; Pavlov's Mice/Chicken Boo-Ryshnikov/Nothing But the Tooth; Meatballs or Consequences/A Moving Experience; Hearts of Twilight/The Boids; The Flame/Wakko's America/Davy Omelette/Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago; Guardin' the Garden/Plane Pals; Be Careful What You Eat/Up the Crazy River/Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump, Ta Da Dump Dump Dump; Opportunity Knox/Wings Take Heart; Hercule Yakko/Home on De-Nile/A Midsummer Night's Dream; Testimonials (Animaniacs)/Babblin' Bijou Potty Emergency/Sir Yaksalot; You Risk Your Life/I Got Yer Can/Jockey for Position; Moby or Not Moby Mesozoic Mindy The Good, the Boo, and the Ugly Draculee, Draculaa Phranken-Runt Hot, Bothered and Bedeviled Moon Over Minerva Skullhead Boneyhands O Silly Mio Puttin' on the Blitz The Great Wakkorotti: The Summer Concert Chairman of the Bored Planets Song Astro-Buttons Cartoons in Wakko's Body 1 Noah's Lark Cartoons in Wakko's Body 2 The Big Kiss Hiccup Cartoons in Wakko's Body Conclusion Clown and Out Bubba Bo Bob Brain In the Garden of Mindy No Place Like Homeless Katie Ka-Boo Baghdad Cafe Critical Condition The Three Muska-Warners Dough Dough Boys Boot Camping General Boo-Regard Spellbound Smitten with Kittens Alas Poor Skullhead White Gloves Fair Game The Slapper Puppet Rulers Buttermilk, It Makes a Body Bitter Broadcast Nuisance Raging Bird Animator's Alley Can't Buy a Thrill Hollywoodchuck Of Nice and Men What a Dump! Survey Ladies Useless Fact 1 The Senses Song Useless Fact 2 Dot's Poetry Corner The World Can Wait Useless Fact 3 Kiki's Kitten Useless Fact 4 Windsor Hassle ...And Justice for Slappy Turkey Jerky Wild Blue Yonder Video Revue When Mice Ruled the Earth Mobster Mash Lake Titicaca Icebreakers A Christmas Plotz Little Drummer Warners Twas the Day Before Christmas Jingle Boo The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert Toy Shop Terror Yakko's Universe The Warners and the Beanstalk Frontier Slappy Ups and Downs The Brave Little Trailer Yes, Always Drive-Insane Girlfeathers I'm Cute Brain Meets Brawn Meet Minerva Gold Rush A Gift of Gold Dot's Quiet Time Schnitzelbank The Helpinki Formula Le Bouton et le Ballon Kung Boo Of Course You Know, This Means Warners Up a Tree Wakko's Gizmo Meet John Brain Smell Ya Later Ragamuffins Woodstock Slappy Karaoke-Dokie Cranial Crusader The Chicken Who Loved Me Baloney and Kids Super Buttons Katie Ka-Boom: The Driving Lesson Scare Happy Slappy Witch One MacBeth With Three, You Get Eggroll Mermaid Mindy Katie Ka-Boom: Call Waiting Lookit the Fuzzy Heads No Face Like Home The Warners 65th Anniversary Special
Season 2
Take My Siblings, Please The Mindy 500 Morning Malaise Miami Mama-Mia Pigeon on the Roof We're No Pigeons Whistle-Stop Mindy Katie Ka-Boom: The Broken Date I'm Mad Bad Mood Bobby Katie Ka-Boom: The Blemish Fake
Season 3
Super Strong Warner Siblings Nutcracker Slappy Wakko's New Gookie A Quake, a Quake! Variety Speak Three Tenors and You're Out Bingo Deduces Wild Rest in Pieces U.N. Me A Hard Day's Warners Gimme a Break Buttons in Ows Hercules Unwound This Pun for Hire Star Truck Go Fish Multiplication (song) The Sound of Warners Yabba Dabba Boo My Mother the Squirrel The Party Oh Say Can You See The Twelve Days of Christmas Dot's Entertainment The Girl with the Googily Goop Gunga Dot Soccer Coach Slappy Belly Button Blues Our Final Space Cartoon, We Promise Valuable Lesson Wakko's 2-Note Song Panama Canal Hello Nurse The Ballad of Magellan The Return of the Great Wakkorotti The Big Wrap Party Tonight
Season 4
One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock Cutie and the Beast Boo Happens Noel Jokahontas Boids on the Hood Mighty Wakko at the Bat A Very Very Very Very Special Show Night of the Living Buttons Soda Jerk From Burbank with Love Anchors A-Warners When You're Traveling Papers for Pappa Amazing Gladiators Pinky and the Ralph Ten Short Films About Wakko Warner No Time for Love The Boo Network Pitter Patter of Little Feet Mindy in Wonderland Ralph's Wedding
Season 5
Back in Style Bones in the Body It Dot- The Macadamia Nut Bully for Skippy Cute First (Ask Questions Later) Acquaintances Here Comes Atilla Boo Wonder Magic Time The Brain's Apprentice Hooray for North Hollywood (Part I) Hooray for North Hollywood (Part II) The Carpool The Sunshine Squirrels The Christmas Tree Punchline (Part I) Prom Night Punchline (Part II) Birds on a Wire The Scoring Session The Animaniacs Suite
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